2003 World Congress
May 18-20, 2003
Saint Louis, Missouri USA
Hyatt Hotel, Union Station

A New Age in Agriculture: Working Together to Create the Future and Dismantle the Barriers


Sunday, May 18, 2003

Welcome - Rt. Honorable James B. Bolger, ONZ, Chairman, Advisory Board, World Agricultural Forum
1:00 P.M Keynote Addresses: The Role of Agriculture in the Global Economy
Lennart Bage, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, President, Sasakawa African Association
David Raisbeck, Vice Chairman, Cargill
Jacques Diouf, Director General, Food and Agricultural Organization, United Nations, represented by Charles Riemenschneider
Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Co-Chair, United Nations Task Force on Hunger, 2002 World Food Prize Laureate

These leaders will focus on the growing polarity between civil society, business and governments and will present their arguments on
how to create a more equitable and sustainable agricultural system

3:00 P.M Macroeconomic Perspective
George Mallinckrodt, K.B.E, Chairman (retired), Schroders, plc
3:15 P.M Global Trends In Agriculture
Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food and Policy Research Institute
3:30 P.M Sustainable Agriculture Outlook
Bart-Jan Krouwel, Head Directorate of Sustainability, Rabobank
3:45 P.M Sustainable Agriculture Initiative – A Response Of The Food Industry
Jeroen Bordewijk, President, SAI, Executive Vice President, Unilever, Netherlands
4:00 P.M Roundtable Of Keynote Speakers
Dr. C. Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
5:00 P.M Roundtable - Impact Of Free Trade Agreements In Agriculture: The NAFTA Example
Jorge H. Cazenave, Cazenave & Asociados, Argentina
With the advent of so many free trade agreements being negotiated, the leaders will reflect on 10-years of experience with NAFTA and the
impact to the agriculture sector. The discussants will address the winners and the losers and provide insights for improving future
Richard E. Bell, President & CEO, Riceland Foods, Inc., US
Darren Coppock, CEO, National Association of Wheat Growers, US
Lic. Eladio Ramirez Lopez, National Director, Confederación Nacional Campesina (CNC), Mexico
William A. Kerr, Senior Associate, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, Canada
Mr. Adrian Measner, President & CEO, Canadian Wheat Board
Raymond Offenheiser, President, OXFAM America
Armando Paredes, President, National Agriculture Council, Mexico
Ken Roberts, Deputy Associate Administrator, Foreign Ag Service, USDA
7:00 P.M Gala Reception for Invited Guests
Sponsored by the BioBelt – St. Louis

Monday May 19, 2003

8:00 A.M Policy Roundtable
Mr. Gary Blumenthal, President & CEO, World Perspectives
The Ministers will discuss the critical barriers to the development of agriculture and food based economies, and the strategies to
dismantle them, as well as natural resource management.
Hon. V. Sobhanadreeswara Rao, Minister of Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh, India
Dr. Memed Gunawan, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia
Hon. Kipruto Rono arap Kirwa, Minister of Agriculture, Kenya
Jaesoo Kim, Agriculture Counselor, Korea
Hon. Alvaro Enrique Quijandría Salmón Minister of Agriculture of Peru
Siphiwe Mkhize PhD, Minister of Agriculture, Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC
Frank Liu, Deputy Director, TECRO, Chinese Taipei
David Walker, Deputy Chief of Mission, New Zealand
Hideaki Kumazawa, Vice Agriculture Minister (retired), Japan
9:45 A.M Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond – U.S. Senator from Missouri
10:00 A.M Trade Roundtable - Eliminating the Barriers
Chair: Rt. Hon. James Bolger, ONZ, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Participants will discuss the greatest barriers to free trade and trade as an economic development tool
Jorge H. Cazenave, Cazenave & Asociados, Argentina
Osler Desouzart, VP Further Processing, Doux-Frangosul, Brazil
Georges-Pierre Malpel, DG, Cerealiers de France
Craig Norgate, CEO, Fonterra, New Zealand
Mark Ritchie, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Peter Baxter, Deputy Chief of Mission, Australian Embassy, US
11:00 A.M Workshops 1, 2 & 3 - Trade: Creating the Future
Trade Rules, Agriculture and Development
Moderator: Bob Thompson, IPC
Expert Presenter: Brian Chamberlin, Former President, New Zealand’s Federated Farmers

Competition for Future Markets – Role of the Small Farmer
Moderator: Noel Devisch, President, Belgian Boerenbond
Expert Presenter: Leonardo Montemayor, President, Philippine Federation of Free Farmers

Agricultural Markets
Moderator: Gerard Viatte, Former Director, OECD
Expert Presenter: Dr. Paul Aho, Principal, Poultry Perspective
Speaker: Global Food Safety Initiative
Fons Schmid, Chairman, Global Food Safety Task Force and Vice President Food Safety, Royal Ahold, The Netherlands
2:00 P.M Technology Roundtable – Eliminating the Barriers
Chair: Dr. Sharad Joshi, Farm Leader, Shetkari Sanghatana, India
Participants will discuss barriers to technology transfer, technology acceptance, technology development and natural resource
Dr. Suresh Babu, Senior Fellow, IFPRI
Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President, Monsanto
Hans Jöhr, Assistant Vice President, Nestle Ltd, Switzerland
Javed Jabbar, Former Minister of Information, Pakistan
Shivaji Pandey, Director, Maize Program, CIMMYT, Mexico
3:00 P.M Workshops 4, 5 & 6 - Technology: Creating the Future
Impact of Technology on Agriculture
Moderator: Charlie Fischer, CEO, Dow Agrosciences
Expert Presenter: Dr. Ganesh Kishore, Vice President-Technology, Dupont

Intellectual Property Rights
Moderator: Dr. Stuart Greenbaum, Dean, Olin School of Business, Washington University
Expert Presenter: Whitney Wilson, Partner, Bryan Cave, LLP

Small Farmers
Moderator: Ken Baker, President, KMB Associates, Belgium
Expert Presenter: Dr. Marco Quinones, Africa Area Director, Sasakawa-Global 2000, Ethiopia

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

8:00 A.M Sustainability Roundtable – Eliminating the Barriers
Chair: Mr. Andrew Bennett, President, Syngenta Foundation, Switzerland
Participants will discuss the barriers to sustainability advances and management of global resources including water.
Jason Clay, Acting Vice President, WWF, US
Mr. Jean-Yves Dupre, Director of Environment, Danone, France
Rebecca Calahan Klein, President, The Organic Exchange, U.S.
Mr. Stephan Tanda, CEO, Solae, LLC
Dr. Jose Zaglul, President of Earth University, Costa Rica
9:00 A.M Workshops 7, 8 & 9 – Sustainability: Creating the Future
Millennium Goals & Agriculture/Hunger
Moderator: Judith Symonds, Executive Director, Future Harvest
Expert Presenter: Margaret Kruk, UN Millennium Project

Management of Worlds Resources (from an Ag/Food perspective)
Moderator: Phillipe Dusser, French Oil Seed Producers
Expert Presenter: Jason Clay, Acting Vice President, WWF

Expert Presenter and Moderator: Aly Shady, Co-Founder, World Water Council, Canada
11:30 A.M Recommended Actions Workshops 7 - 9
12:30 P.M Lunch - Video: Seeds of Hope: Feeding the World Through Community-Based Food Systems
Oran Hesterman, Program Director, Food Systems and Rural Development, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
1:30 P.M Public-Private Partnerships Roundtable
Chair: Ernest S. Micek, Chairman and CEO (retired) , Cargill, Inc.
Participants will discuss how to enable developing countries to take advantage of trade systems, technology and other tools to develop a
sustainable agriculture and food system.
Michael Fernandez, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology
Jim Hershey, Program Director, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)
Oran B. Hesterman, Program Director, Food Systems and Rural Development, Kellogg Foundation
Robert B. Horsch, Vice President, Monsanto
Ralph Paige, Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
Frank Tugwell, President & CEO, Winrock International
Jake Walter, Mozambique Country Director, TechnoServe
Curtis A. Reintsma, Global Development Alliance Secretariat, USAID
2:30 P.M Consumer Needs Roundtable
Chair: Dr. Thomas Haggai, Chairman and CEO, IGA, Inc.
Grocery Manufacturers and others in the food value chain, including consumer groups will discuss consumers needs, rights and
concerns, and how they impact agricultural policy.
Mr. Mark Baum, Executive Vice-President, Grocery Manufacturers of America
Dr. Leif Kjaergaard, Senior Vice President, Danisco, Denmark
Dr. Bjarne Pedersen, Senior Policy Officer, Consumers International, United Kingdom
Mr. Fons Schmid, Vice President, Royal Ahold, The Netherlands
4:00 P.M Agriculture At The Local Level
Chairs: Gov. Bob Holden, Missouri
Governors will address the most important issues of production agriculture, both international and local, with a focus on the
interrelationship of policies.
Marcelo Muniagurria, Lieutenant Governor of Santa Fe, Argentina
Charles “Chuck” Hartke, Director of Agriculture, Illinois
Hon. David Jiménez Sardón, Governor of Puna, Peru
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